Selected Resources for Dr. Tiffany's Senior Seminar in Economics
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Library CatalogsAt Wittenberg: EZRA
At other Ohio libraries: OhioLINK (allow 3-5 business days for shipping)
For example, type: postal AND "economic aspects"
Reference BooksThe following reference books have been selected to provide background information on a topic as it relates to economics.
- The new Palgrave dictionary of economics (2008)
- Location: Reference Collection
- Call Number: HB61 .N49 2008
- More than a standard dictionary -- this 8 volume set should be one of the first places you look to get a comprehensive overview of your topic. Each entry outlines a topic from an economist's perspective. Each articles lists sources for further reference.
- The Oxford encyclopedia of economic history (2003)
- Location: Reference Collection
- Call Number: HC15 .O94 2003
- Online version also available through: OhioLINK EBC
- This 5 volume encyclopedia set is another reference source that should be consulted in the early stages of your research. It provides helpful overviews of topics that will provide the background necessary to understand further research.
- A dictionary of economics [electronic resource] (2009)
- Online version available through: Oxford Reference Online
- Databases are search engines for periodical articles. The following databases are recommended for this course:
- Academic Search Complete
- Use this EBSCO database to search for scholarly and popular articles on interdisciplinary topics. Try including "economic aspects" in your search.
- Business Source Complete
- Use this EBSCO database to search for scholarly and trade articles on business related topics. Try including "economic aspects" in your search.
- Lexis-Nexis Academic
- Use this database to search national and international newspapers since 1980.
- Click the button to expand the "News" section in the box on the right of the start page.
- Choosing "Newspapers & Wires" will enable you to limit your search to US, non-US, or even "Small Town" Papers (US).
- Connect your keywords with AND.
- Specify a date range.
- JSTOR stands for journal storage, so be sure to search other databases for the latest research!
- JSTOR also contains book reviews - if you only want to see articles, look for the area "NARROW BY" and under "ITEM TYPE" checkmark the "Article" box.
- "NARROW BY DISCIPLINE" by scrolling down the Advanced Search page and putting checkmarks in discipline areas related to your topic. (For example: Business, Economics or Public Policy & Administration)
Ask a librarian for help if you aren't getting useful results!!
IV. WEB SITES
- Federal Digital System - maintained by the U.S. Government Printing Office
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
- Owned and operated by the Economic History Association, this site provides resources related to international economic history.
- If you have a question or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your research, please contact Kristen Peters, or for walk-in research assistance stop by the Reference Desk.
You must cite web pages just as you must cite books and articles. For help citing webpages and other resources, take a look at Guides for Documenting Sources.
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Compiled by Kristen Gibson.